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The hamstrings are a group of three muscles located in the back of the leg, running from the pelvis down to the knee. They allow you to bend the leg both forward and back with the help of the knee joint. Any tightness in the hamstrings can present itself in any of the following conditions:

  • Low back pain
  • Instability in the knee
  • Hip stiffness
  • Lack of mobility

Plus, hamstring tears are one of the leading injuries in various sports and activities.

Hamstring Stretches For Seniors

The solution to avoid hamstring injury is to keep these group of muscles strong and stretched.The tighter the hamstring muscles, the more prone you will be to tearing this group of muscles. Ouch!

This video of hamstring stretches for seniors will give you a progression of strengthening and stretching exercises that can help you unlock this group of important muscles, keeping you mobile and pain free.

yoga blocks for stretchingStretching blocks, like the ones you see in this video, can also be helpful. Click here to order the ones I’m using. 

Try to do these hamstring stretches two to three times a week to enjoy the benefits of unlocking these muscles and lessen low back and hip discomfort, thus working toward being pain free AND FEELING GOOD!

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